Zamioculkas: how to care?
Zamioculkas is an unpretentious plant. Observing proper care at home, Zamiokulkas will delight you with its healthy flowering look. Caring for this plant includes: compliance with temperature and watering norms, as well as proper lighting and fertilization.
Temperature and lighting
For cultivation of zamiokulkas, the normal temperature is +20 C. In winter, it is allowed to keep the plant at a temperature of +16 C. This plant prefers well-lit rooms. In the summer, you can put zamiokulkas on open space, and in winter it is better to put it closer to the windows located on the south side. But it should not be too harsh after the winter to put it in the sun, because it can burn it.
It is very important to know how to water the zamiokulkas. For him, moderate watering is optimal. Moreover, in summer the plant should be watered a little more abundantly, and in winter it should be watered only after the soil is completely dry.Since the zamiokulkas prefers a dry microclimate, it is not necessary to spray it. The ideal option for the development and growth of plants in the apartment is air dried out by radiators of heating. Therefore, in the winter it will be better to place it on the windowsill above the battery.
Fertilizer and dressing
It is necessary to feed zamiokulkas throughout the spring and summer periods. How to care for a plant during this time period? It should be noted that zamiokulkas quickly spends accumulated reserves of nutrients. Fertilizers for cacti and ready-made substrates, which can be easily found in specialized stores, are well suited for its feeding. Top dressing should be carried out with carefully calculated portions once a month. Remember that excessive fertilizer plants can lead to his death. The solution with dressing must be carefully poured into the pot, so that it does not hit the leaves of the plant.
Soil and transplant
Every year with the onset of the spring period, the plant requires more thorough care. Flower zamiokulkas must be transplanted. The soil for transplantation should be as follows: mix in equal parts peat, river sand and black soil. In the pot must be arranged drainage.As a drainage, you can use expanded clay, small pebbles, or just sand. It should be noted that old plants can be transplanted less often - once every two years.
It is impossible to find in the free sale seeds of zamiokulkas, therefore its reproduction is carried out in a vegetative way - by planting a leaf. In addition, the method of dividing the bush can be applied. It is the simplest and is as follows. The plant must be removed from the pot, then split the rhizome, which is further dried and planted in new containers corresponding to the volume of the rhizome. As for the vegetative method, it implies the use of a “complex leaf,” namely, a leaf of the mitoculcass, with a kidney attached to it. Of course, you can plant a single leaf, but in this case, the germination process can take a very long time - up to six months. Regardless of which method you choose, it will be necessary to dry the sheet for several days. Only after that it will be possible to plant it in the necessarily heated soil. Complicated leaf should be planted in normal soil suitable for transplanting zamiokulkasa.A leaf without a kidney should be planted in a light sandy soil, covered with a bag or a can, but do not forget to periodically air the plant.